The last thing I’d reach for is a long rifle or a handgun.
So the idea of “self defense”
as a reason to own them is ridiculous.
And anyone who’s on drugs, who might be immune to bear spray, would also take several shots from a firearm— even if they’re well-placed.
The AR platform is not a defense weapon.
It is designed for an assault.
And handguns also present a number of issues when trying to confront an immediate threat.
It’s long, requiring the target to be at a distance.
Within the reactionary gap, getting it into your shoulder to take aim is time wasted.
And handguns, when fired in a panic, are notoriously inaccurate.
If you want safe and effective self defense, a can of bear spray is, by far, your best option.
There is an immediate desire to “destroy” when you put them in your hands.
Only when my training objectives were to put rounds in a specific target on a range, did I focus on my breathing and trigger control.
And I’m not a violent person.
1) Shotguns are longer than an AR15, making them even worse in close quarters.
2) You could just as easily hit an unintended target.
Here’s a “Bear Spray vs Shotgun” video I made.
Here’s how I have responded to some of them.
Here’s Hickok45, YouTube’s most popular firearms reviewer, doing exactly what I describe.
Notice how he calls the fully auto switch—the “fun switch.”
That should be the same for all weapons of an “assault” nature.
When you combine their power with a murderous white supremacist— you have a mass shooting waiting to happen.
I don’t care what they say.
I know the power the comes with carrying a weapon, and I respect that dynamic.
That’s how I’m able to not let it affect me.